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Budget Travel Great Bend KS

If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. This can help you save some fuel.

Riverside Autoplex Inc
(620) 793-5151
2542 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 
John Elliott Inc
(620) 793-5463
P O Box 1010
Great Bend, KS
 
Becker Tire & Treading
(620) 793-5414
904 Washington St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bass X Autosound and Accessories
(620) 792-1879
1919 Main Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Audio and Video Installation

L and L Motor Sport
(620) 793-5155
100 S Patton Road
Great Bend, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Jenkin's Automotive
(620) 793-7681
1716 3rd St
Great Bend, KS
 
Automotive Machine Shop
(620) 792-2728
116 S Patton Road
Great Bend, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Murphy Truck Repair Inc
(620) 792-6595
P O Box 1427
Great Bend, KS
 
Express Lube
(620) 792-1870
2805 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Sat:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)

Dove Buick, Oldsmobile & Cadillac Inc
(620) 792-8266
4217 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 

Making the Most of Vehicle Fuel

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If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. For example, /maps.google.com/ provides real-time travel times as well as valuable information regarding construction delays and traffic incidents for most of the larger urban areas. As an alternative, tune in a local radio station that frequently relates traffic information. This news will enable you to avoid fuel-wasting traffic jams.

A fuel-economy gauge that has a video screen, such as the ScanGaugeII which provides readouts of moment-by-moment mpg, is a great aid in helping you find the driving style that delivers the best fuel economy. Incidentally, the ScanGaugeII is a favorite of “hyper-milers” who claim to get 100-plus mpg from ordinary vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

If you haven’t already noticed, none of the devices I’ve mentioned require any modification to the engine. That’s because aftermarket fuel-saver devices, in more than 100 tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Federal Trade Commission, have not demonstrated a significant improvement in gasoline mileage. Similarly, such well-known sources as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Consumer Reports magazines, and even the popular “MythBusters” TV show, have come to much the same conclusions. In some cases, you may not even be purchasing an actual device, just instructions on how to build one.

Be aware that some products currently on the market can result in a failed emissions test because their use may be considered by the EPA or state agencies to require illegal tampering with the smog-control system. Others can increase emissions or cause the “CHECK ENGINE” warning to appear.

Installation of such a device could void the vehicle’s warranty or result in negotiations with the dealer if you should encounter a problem after the device has been installed. This may give the dealer reason to ...

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